Committee Members

Executive Steering Committee

Secretary Gaskins
Secretary of North Carolina Department of Military and Veteran Affairs

Lieutenant General Gary McKissock
US Marine Corps, Ret

Major General Rodney Anderson
President and CEO, LDR Consulting

Major General M. Todd Hunt
Adjutant General, North Carolina National Guard

Brigadier General JR Gorham
Owner, the Gorham Group, LLC

Mark Edmonds
Chief Operating Officer,
NC Department of Commerce – DWS

David Long
President, Long Beverage

James Banner
Vice President
Pike Corporation

Binu Thomas
Senior Vice President, Global Technology
MetLife

Ed Paradise
RTP Site Executive, VP of Trustworthy Systems Engineering,
Security & Trust Organization, Cisco Systems

Ron Bogle
National Chair
Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve

Kimberly Williams
Founder & CEO, NC4ME
CHO, City of Jacksonville

Stuart Ruffin
Chief Financial Officer
RDI-USA

Leadership Team

Kimberly Williams
CEO, NC4ME
CHO, City of Jacksonville

Ryan Armstrong
Director of Operations
NC4ME

Rebecca Sotirkys
Program Manager, NC4ME
N.C. Department of Commerce

Michele Lewis
Veterans Employment Director
NC4ME

Alex Skelton
Outreach Manager and Program Assistant, NC4ME
N.C. Department of Commerce

Alicia Mock
Program Coordinator
Onward to Opportunity

​Eric Burgos
Director, Education & Employment Center
NC National Guard

James Simpson
Manager of Military Talent Acquisition
Pike

​​John Herath
General Manager for Talent Acquisition
Barfield Revenue

Victor Glover
Director, Veteran Employment Services
N.C. Department of Commerce

Gabriela Gonzalez
Assistant Director
Veterans Employment Services, NC Department of Commerce

Mike Wood
Cisco

Ed Hamilton
Vice Chair
ESGR